Card games in digital form have been around for quite some time and you might even say that these types of games sparked hope for gaming on the computer, even among the elderly public. We all know about FreeCell or Solitaire games that came built into Windows installations and for some people, games like this are the only ones they play – for years. One of the most recent and largest sensations in this type of game is Hearthstone, a Blizzard’s take on the niche and due to its popularity, this game needs no introduction. Today we will be going through some of the less popular but still amazing card game experiences that cater to younger gaming enthusiasts but with enough practice, anyone can dive into them.
Slay the Spire
Slay the Spire is a game launched in 2019 that has a relatively simple gameplay mechanic but thrives in carefully thought-out strategy management and character balance. There are four characters to choose from and the combat is based on turn-based principle, which means that the player receives a new hand of cards and some gameplay quota. This gameplay quota limits the player in terms of card combinations that can be played and therefore execute the optimal attack or defense move at any given time.
Hand of Fate
Hand of Fate was released in 2015 and it is a game in which the player controls a character without a set name or history, yet the entire game is narrated by the so-called Dealer once he appears in the timeline. Straight off the bat, the player is provided with a set of cards to start with, and these are split between several types, such as encounter, equipment, and hero class cards. Story mode introduces the player to randomly generated dungeons that consist of two floors maximum. Once the player loses all health or simply quits the game, the dungeon which was played at that time is lost and the entire game is reset.
Card Games on Betting Sites
Card games are a vital part of any casino and with Flash going extinct, HTML5 has taken over as the next standard for the online gaming environment. This new standard offers a better experience for both the players and the developers as it is more efficient and rich with features. Popular online casino gaming websites have recognized the potential of this and have quickly implemented it into their toolbelt. Games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, and variations of these popular card games have never looked and felt better, which is one of the reasons for their increasing popularity.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a game created and released by CD Projekt in 2018. Queen Meve is the main protagonist, and the entire game is set sometime before The Witcher series. In this game, the player’s goal is to build and lead an army with the end goal of taking the North region back under control. What makes Thronebreaker stand out of the bunch is the developed system that takes player’s decisions and adjusts the storyline accordingly.